George Moss

George Moss

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
BandHip HopRock

How do you describe the music of George Moss? Hip hop with a splash of rock, jazz and neosoul! The music is so versatile, George Moss can deliver an upbeat and interactive live performance or he can rock a laid backed acoustic set. Audiences range from pre-teens, teens, college students to adults.

Biography

They know I go hard!
And nobody telling me different
I'm getting it how I'm living
and if you don’t see the vision
Go Home!...

…So begins George Moss’s new single, “Go Hard or Go Home.” Moss is once again working to the hit the recording studio - with renewed passion and determination. With a completely re-vamped online presence, new songs in the making and a heavy touring schedule, he will be hitting the scene hard.
“It’s been almost two years since my last record. Spiritually, I’ve grown a lot over that time,” Moss shares. He’s come a long way since his entrance into the Christian rap/hip-hop industry in 2001. He is currently the DJ for WaYfm radio and founder of Dreamlight Entertainment. “Woah,” from his debut record, has held the 1 spot on Hype Radio Network and George's 2010 hit "Go Hard or Go Home" took the # 12 spot on Hype Radio Network's top songs of 2010 and #37 on the Wade-O Radio Show top songs of 2010.

In 2008 he appeared on Creation Festival: The Tour, in 2009 was able to join Pillar’s Confessions Tour, and in 2010 he joined Group 1 Crew and KJ-52 on the Modern Heroes Tour, and you currently see George on Christian Music's Largest Annual Tour- WinterJam 2011.

Lyrics

Get Right

Written By: George Moss

If we “know better,” then its time
we “do better.” I want to call out
the people that aren’t satisfied
with just going through the
motions of religion; this is for
anyone that is ready to actually
live out the life God has called
us to live.

Chorus - If you
want to ride tonight / we gon get
right / You can leave your pride
behind / we gon get right / Cause
we gon decide this time / we gon
get right / So if you want to get
right / You can come and get right
/ If you want to roll lets go / we
gon get right / I’m talking from
the head to toe / we gon get right
/ We shinnin so the whole world
knows / we gon get right / So If
you want to get right / You can
come and get right / Lets
Go!

Verse 1 - Girl I see you in
the mall with your boyfriend /
when ya’ll be walkin down the hall
and you hold hands / But that
respect is long gone / and you
know its wrong / but you keep on
giving him another chance / Eh Eh
Eh! / Girl you know you need to
slow down / But you act like you
don’t know how / But you need to
escape / before you make a mistake
/ you can’t wait / girl you need
to do it right now! //

Pre-Chorus - And it ain’t
always gon be easy but you got to
choose / And when you do you gotta
do what you gots to do / And when
you start to feel the world spinin
/ given all that you’ve been given
/ lonely and you feel like quitin
/ don’t stop / get it get
it!

Chorus

Verse 2 - Man I
know you want to do what your
friends do / hang out / hook up
with them girls too / get high /
dress fly / drive by in a hot car
/ just party like a rock star / Eh
Eh Eh! / Man you know you need to
slow down / but you act like you
don’t know how / But you need to
escape / before you make a mistake
/ you can’t wait / man you need to
do it right
no
!

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse
3 - Like my man Trip said / we gon
show em that for Christ we live /
help em understand for Christ we
die / Cause the cost is high /
Look, It’s no compromise / you may
have to break some ties if you
want to ride / I’m talking
anything that keeps you from livin
the way the sprit leads / Even if
that means your family / But if
you’re covered in Christ’s blood
then your born a new / and the
blood of Christ is thicker then
the water of the womb / Its’ been
too long livin / and sinning cause
we’re forgiven / we gon get get
get get right tonight (ya heard
me?) / I’m talking everything from
our speech / to the things we see
/ Salvation is free / but that
don’t mean the cost is cheap (what
up Caz!?!) / Its easy to make
decisions but to live it is hard /
cause to live it / that means you
always gotta keep up your guard /
but let the world be a witness /
we makin this new commitment
tonight / we gonna get it
right…right?

Bridge - Lord we
surrender everything we have /
Letting go and never looking back
/ We’ve been forgiven now we gotta
move on / And we gon do it even if
we’ve gotta do it alone

Hook -
This time we gonna get it right /
In darkness we will be the light /
And I know some people think we’re
crazy / But that don’t phase me /
We gotta let em know that this is
what this Christian life was meant
to be

Chorus

(C) & (P) 2008
Dreamlight Entertainment (admin.
By Dreamlight Publishing) // Words
& Melody by George Moss for
Dreamlight Entertainment (SESAC)
// Produced and Recorded by Blake
“Shy” Carter at Audio Bay Studios
in Rockford, MI and by Chase R.
Stancle at 3rd Level Studio in
Kentwood, MI // Mixed by Blake
“Shy” Carter at Audio Bay Studios
// Mastered by Tony Dawsey at
Masterdisk NYC // Vocal
Arrangement by Chase R. Stancle //
His Heir appears courtesy of
Anointed Boy Records

Transparent

Written By: George Moss

If you ever felt like you had to
pretend to ‘have it all together’
then you understand the empty
feelings that inspired this song.
The truth is that nobody is
perfect, but Christ is. We should
be real and honest about our
imperfections, so that people will
see who the real example of
perfection is… the only begotten
Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Verse 1 – Look everybody wants
to be on top / But everything that
goes up will eventually drop /
I’ve experienced that fall and
some bruises remain purple / Now I
see that I no longer ‘fit in’ in
any inner circle / From a giant /
to a minnow in the ocean / Like a
needle in a haystack / trying to
find myself is hopeless (like a
penny with a hole in it) / I’ve
tried to be what people want me to
be / cause if they knew the real
me / they wouldn’t like what they
see / But yo I’ve gotta step out
on the water / take a walk through
the storm / Liberate what’s been
trapped inside my soul for so long
/ I can’t always be what I’m
expected to be / Either, right,
wrong, or indifferent, / That’s
just me / So I step out on the
water / take a walk through the
storm / Liberate what’s been
trapped inside my soul for so long
/ So when there is a new dawn /
and my days cease to be / People
say in spite of all of my flaws /
they saw the Son in me /

Chorus
- I want you to see through me /
So I can make an escape / and I
can’t procrastinate it’s gotta
happen today / cause I know that
true freedom is found in my faith
/ I want you to see through me /
No more opaque views / I gotta be
transparent so the Son shines
through / gotta be transparent so
the Son shines through // Verse 2
- I know how it feels to be
different / To always feel like
something life is still missin /
Its like the world is watching /
but nobody pays attention / I’ve
got volumes to say but don’t
nobody want to listen / So I start
to doubt the reasons for life /
and why I live it / I feel I can’t
win with the cards that I’ve been
given / I’d rather fold before
somebody calls my bluff / Cause
I’m afraid that all that I’ve got,
it’s not enough / But I’m gon step
out on the water / and stroll
through the storm / Liberate
what’s been trapped inside my soul
for so long / Even though I know
I’m gonna make some mistakes / I’m
confident in myself that I’ve got
what it takes / And I’m gon step
out on the water / take a walk
through the storm / Liberate
what’s been trapped inside my soul
for so long / So when there is a
new dawn / and my days cease to be
/ People say in spite of all of my
flaws / they saw the Son in me
/
Chorus

Bridge - I just
closed my eyes and let my
conscious be free / and I wrote
this song with the sound of my
heart beat / At a time I felt
trapped and I needed to break free
/ And I know that if you only
close your eyes you could see /
You’ve got the strength to be the
person you’re created to be / So
release your stress / take a deep
breath and / One / Two / Three…
/

Hook - I’ve gotta be free /
God knows that my intentions are
good / even though sometimes I may
be misunderstood / I’ve gotta be
free / Cause when it’s all said
and done / this life is just a
fight but the battle is won / I’ve
gotta be free / and yea the truth
may hurt / but I’m gon tell it
because telling you a lie hurts
worse / I’ve gotta be free / and
yea the truth may hurt, but I’m
gon tell it because telling you a
lie hurts worse

Chorus

2008 Dreamlight
Entertainment (admin. By
Dreamlight Publishing) // Words &
Melody by George Moss for
Dreamlight Entertainment (SESAC)
Produced by Deborah Perry –
Bass/Organ/Guitar, Anthony Raglin
– Drums/Keys, Jason Arntz –
Acoustic Guitar/ Spanish Guitar,
Keisha Patterson – Vocals.
Recorded and Mixed by Deborah L.
Perry at Joint Heir Music Studios
in Grand Rapids, MI // Co-Mixed by
Blake “Shy” Carter and Andrew
Mitchell at Audio Bay Studios in
Rockford MI. // Mastered by Tony
Dawsey at Masterdisk NYC

All or Nothing

Written By: George Moss

It can be easy to get caught up in
the pursuit of happiness and
prosperity on this earth, but what
this world has to offer is nothing
compared to the things that God
has in store for us if we invest
our hearts in Him. He is All.
(1Timothy 6:17-19 was inspiration
for this song.)

Verse 1 - It’s
been a long time coming / now its
finally here / But before I start
I need to make a few things clear
/ This is the moment I’ve been
waitin for / all these years / now
its out in the open for the world
to hear / 9 long years of dreamin
/ singin out on the road / Though
I started slow / it gave me time
to grow / Rocked some packed out
shows / been stuck out in the cold
/ From the dirt to the sky / I’ve
seen the highs and the lows / See
it’s a tough road / for those that
try to go for the gold / But when
the story is told / we’ve got the
scars to show / wounds to prove /
all the trauma that we’ve
underwent / and the smarts to
know a lot of loop holes the
future holds / truth be told /
sometimes I even doubt it myself /
But I go for what I know is gonna
build me some wealth / I plan to
get land no man take it from me /
And I ain’t even talking ‘bout
money / don’t get it
twisted

Chorus - I want it all
/ All or nothing (repeat)

Verse
2 - Now that I’ve got my ducks in
a row / I’m steady honin my flow /
trying to kill as many birds as I
can with one stone / Too many
people step into the game too soon
/ So I was sure to survey the
whole board before I made a move /
been learnin this since 97 /
studied the rules / but knowing
that I was built for this since my
conception / not for rap but sowin
my own crop / punchin my own clock
/ leadin my own flock / I’m not
just gon be trapped in a box / you
can’t hold me / Don’t try to tell
me nothin if homey / you don’t
know me / understand / That I'm
just a man / and no man stands on
his own / but even by myself I’m
never alone // Cause see…

Bridge - God is with me even
when I’m wrong / Picks me up every
time I fall / Lord I’m weak / You
are strong / I need You cause You
are All / and All is You / Oh I
want it all

Chorus

Verse 3 -
But yo I ain't gon lie / I spit
flows and rock shows / for the
R.O.I. / Ain’t no point in making
music that the fan’s don’t buy /
So if the bird ain’t getting worms
/ then the bird don’t fly / steaks
is high / full count / bottom of
nine / bases loaded / down three /
I’m focused gripping the pine /
Swinging for the fences / Young,
black, and ambitious / I ain’t
stubborn man / I’m ADHD / I can’t
listen / I play to win / for me
the winning is fun / I’m the type
to shoot for eagle when they
choose to lay-up / I keep a poker
face / showing no fear in my eyes
/ so when everybody folds / I put
it all on the line / See I’m a
risk taker / noisemaker / indie
filmmaker / original / off the
beaten path / trailblazer / man
I’m just different / sometimes I
get a little apprehensive / but
then I feel forced to be
pretentious / praying for the day
when I can finally breath /
suffocatin in this rat race chasin
this cheese / I gotta do somethin
/ back to the wall / It’s all or
nothin / and I ain’t goin out /
without swingin’ some punches /
though Chicken Littles try / they
can’t convince me to believe a lie
/ So I live like I’m invincible
until I die / I live like I’m
invincible until I die / I’m gon
live like I’m invincible until I…
pass away

Chorus

(C) & (P)
2008 Dreamlight Entertainment
(admin. By Dreamlight Publishing)
// Words & Melody by George Moss
for Dreamlight Entertainment
(SESAC) / Produced by Deborah
Perry – Bass, Anthony Raglin –
Keys/Drums/Vocals / Keisha
Patterson – Vocals / Catlindt
Lamdrum – Sax // Recorded and
Mixed by Deborah Perry at Joint
Heir Music Studios in Grand
Rapids, MI // Co-Mixed by Blake
“Shy” Carter and Andrew Mitchell
at Audio Bay Studios in Rockford,
MI // Mastered by Tony Dawsey at
Masterdisk NYC

Feels Good

Written By: George Moss

After working so hard for so long,
it feels good to finally just let
loose and enjoy the progress and
the freedom that God has blessed
us with. Chorus - It feels good /
yeah / It feels good / Oh it feels
good / It feels good / Sure feels
good to me / If the rhythm feels
good to you c’mon let me here you
say / it feels good! / If the
rhythm feels good to you c’mon let
me here you say / it feels good! /
If the rhythm feels good to you
c’mon let me here you say / it
feels good! / If the rhythm feels
good to you c’mon let it take you
away

Verse 1 - I ain’t just
pursuin’ this I’m doin’ this for
serious now / Making music that’s
gon make you turn your stereo loud
/ People all around the world is
finally hearing the sound / Wasn’t
interested before but they
listening now / curious how / I
even got up off the ground /
Wouldn’t open up the doors / so I
knocked em down / Emcees that
hated me before / now jock the
style / And I don’t mean to start
a war / but if you really want
it…come bring it on / This house
was built to weather the storm /
The industry can try to bend us /
but we never conform / Playing by
faith / while everybody’s playing
it safe / yea I got a lot of beef
because I’m raising the stakes /
had to be patient and wait for
things to fall into place / Now
every time you turn around we all
up in your face / Be sure to tune
in / the fun is just about to
begin / We comin to you live from
a small city in west
Michigan

Chorus

Verse 2 –
Look man I can’t describe the vibe
I get / when that bass line is
thumpin’ with the snare and kick /
When them keys play the melody the
guitar picks / And the crowd gets
a fever cause the flow is sick /
feel like a black Ted Williams
when I’m making these hits /
that’s why I got so many people
trying to throw me a pitch / but
250g’s couldn’t get me to switch /
got the plan laid out and I ain’t
budgin’ an inch / Yea I’m skinny
but I come up with a strategy
quick / So when you think I’m
being stubborn / I’m just setting
the pick / was afraid to play / so
I rode the bench / Then I found
faith in God gave confidence / So
when the heat is on / and the
games in a pinch / I remain calm /
like I ain’t even afraid of the
risk / I know what I’m fooling
with / and my crew is legit /
can’t stop the bomb once the fuse
is lit, and
it…

Chorus

Bridge - It feels
good to know I’m free from the
trap I was born in / Free from
temptation that’s waiting to cause
sin / But even when I slip and I
fall I’m gon win / Cause I know
that when I asked Him to save me
He came in / I’m never going back
to the place that I came from /
I’m lettin go of everything I’m
ashamed of / This child is trained
up / my style done changed up /
You understood like I knew that
you would and it…

Chorus

(C)
& (P) 2008 Dreamlight
Entertainment (admin. By
Dreamlight Publishing) // Words by
George Moss for Dreamlight
Entertainment (SESAC) / Produced
by Deborah Perry –
Bass/Keys/Synths, DeShawn Allen –
Drums, Jason Arntz – Guitar /
Background Vocals by Keisha
Patterson and Anthony Raglin /
Recorded and Mixed by Deborah L.
Perry at Joint Heir Music Studios
in Grand Rapids, MI / Co-Mixed by
Andrew Mitchell at Audio Bay
Studios in Rockford MI. //
Mastered by Tony Dawsey at
Masterdisk NYC // Inspired by the
song “Feels Good” performed by
Toni! Tony! Tone! (C)2002
Universal Music Enterprises, a
Devision of UMG Recordings

Go Hard or Go Home- Lyrics Video Link

Written By: George Moss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpKUYFMIUQ8

Discography

Go Hard or Go Home
Down for You
All Or Nothing
Tracks - Go Hard or Go Home, Whoa!, Transparent and Get Right on radio rotation.

Set List

Three set types are available depending on venue and audience. Below are the most basic. We will review each offer individually and determine what is the best set to go with.
1. DJ/Track - great for small to medium venues with high energy and audience participation.
2. Full Band- most effective for large venues, festivals, large churches and outdoor events.
3. Acoustic - for small to medium venues, limited stage time and laid back atmospheres.

Each set can range from 3-10 songs and up to one hour long.